Environment

Environment / Jobs

Local company harnesses the sun to power the neighborhood

The solar panels

But although this new community solar farm on Commerce Avenue promises cleaner energy, good jobs for Bronxites and lower electric bills for homeowners and renters around the city, many locals are unaware of the benefits it says it will bring.

Environment

City alters flood preparedness plans for peninsula

The flood plan

City planners held a hearing at the Point CDC on Oct. 10 to elicit feedback from residents and discuss changes to the original plan, which initially included emergency generators and heating and cooling units that residents were concerned would produce carbon emissions. 

Business / Environment

Cement terminal opens on East River waterfront

The Cielo di Gaspesie will make two monthly deliveries of cement from Quebec to a new terminal in Hunts Point.

The grounds feature a 100,000-square-foot, 24-hour operational terminal as well as a quarter-mile public access greenway that stretches between the terminal and the wetlands along the East River waterfront. 

Environment / Transportation

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

A new alliance composed of public agencies, port authorities, and waterfront communities up and down the east coast will work to cut down on the number of trucks that clog city streets and contribute to air pollution, by ensuring that many more barges are put to use to transport freight. 

Art / Environment

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Concern about the deteriorating environment and rising waters is at the heart of an art exhibit in Riverdale that features several South Bronx artists. 

Environment / Transportation

Public gets last chance to denounce State’s Sheridan plan

Activists hope pedestrians will have an easier time getting to the Bronx River past a reconfigured Sheridan Expressway.

State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.

Environment / Government / Parks

Community rallies for a reversal of state’s Sheridan plan

The Metro-North expansion plan

Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.

Environment

Hunts Point residents answer the call for Puerto Rican families

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The Herreras are among hundreds in the South Bronx whose families have been affected by the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico.

Environment

Rocking the Boat grad’s turnaround reflects the river she serves

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After Toniann German was introduced to the Bronx River through Rocking the Boat as a troubled teen, she found that she couldn’t leave the river. Now she’s the new recreational coordinator for the Bronx River Alliance, running all of the canoeing and on-water education and conservation events and teaching people everything from how to paddle, to the history of the river, to the reasons to keep it clean.